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Parties In Jamaica Agree On Code Of Conduct For Election

Jamaica Observer:- THE country's political parties yesterday agreed on a code of conduct for campaigning leading up to the September 3 General Election in light of the novel coronavirus pandemic. The Office of the Political Ombudsman, in a statement last night,...

Most Jamaicans Don’t Want The Queen As Head Of State

Jamaica Observer:- More than half of respondents in the latest Bill Johnson poll say Jamaica should not continue to have The Queen as head of State. The poll commissioned by the Jamaica Observer was conducted just about a month before the island...

Jamaica’s Ministry Of Education To Review Its Grooming Policy

Jamaica Observer:- KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Education Karl Samuda says the ministry will be reviewing its Grooming Policy of 2018. Speaking on Nationwide News Network yesterday, Samuda said the policy will be subject to close scrutiny before it is brought...

Jamaica PM Concerned Over Child Barred From School Because Of Dreadlocks

Jamaica Observer:- KINGSTON, Jamaica — Prime Minister Andrew Holness says he has noted with concern the developments surrounding the case of a seven-year-old girl who was barred from attending a primary school in St Catherine because of her dreadlocks. “While we...

Attorney Who Called Jamaica Police ‘Uneducated’ Under Fire

CHAIRMAN of the Police Officers' Association (POA) Senior Superintendent (SSP) Wayne Cameron is angry about recent comments made by attorney-at-law Isat Buchanan in which he labelled police officers as “uneducated with five CXC subjects”. The comments were made on a...

Bunny Wailer On Road To Recovery

Jamaica Observer:- BUNNY Wailer, who is currently admitted in a Kingston medical facility after suffering a massive stroke, has stabilised. The 73-year-old reggae singer has been at the institution since last week Monday. “He's stabilised. And we're going through what we have...

Jamaicans Could Soon Face Prosecution For Not Wearing COVID-19 Masks

Jamaica Observer:- MINISTER of Local Government and Community Development Desmond McKenzie says citizens who refuse to wear masks in public could soon face prosecution under the Disaster Risk Management Act. In April of this year the Government announced the mandatory wearing...

British Airways Launches New Flight To Jamaica

Jamaica Observer:- British Airways this week announced the addition of a new flight route between London Gatwick and Montego Bay set to begin on October 13. The new flights will be operated by its three-class B777 aircraft featuring: World Traveller, World Traveller...

Jamaican Singer ‘Dobby’ Dobson Is Dead

CARICOM Today:- Prime Minister of Jamaica, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, has extended condolences to family and friends on the death of one of Jamaica’s most beloved singers, Highland ‘Dobby’ Dobson. Mr. Dobson died on Tuesday 21 July in Florida at...

Man Killed After 4 Years On Jamaica’s ‘Wanted’ List

Jamaica Observer:- CAMBRIDGE, St James — After escaping numerous dragnets, one of the country's most wanted men — 25-year-old Delano Wilmot, alias “Prekeh Boy” — was shot dead by members of a joint police/military team during an operation in...

Son Of Peter Tosh Dies

Jamaica Observer:- THE death of reggae icon Peter Tosh's youngest son has once again plunged that family into deep sadness. Jawara McIntosh, better known as Tosh 1, died last Friday — three years after being beaten and left unconscious by...

Over 30,000 Tourists Visit Jamaica Since Borders Reopen

CMC News:- Jamaica says it has welcomed more than 35,000 visitors since the island reopened its borders on June 15. “We expect to have another 30,000 at the end of July, and that would bring us somewhere in the region of...

Bolt Open To Comeback … If Coach Asks

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AFP) — Jamaican sprint king Usain Bolt has hinted he could be tempted out of retirement if former Coach Glen Mills asked him. The world 100m and 200m record holder and eight-time Olympic champion told Variety magazine he had no...

Jamaica Police Probe Report That Woman Died Fleeing COVID-19 Isolation

Jamaica Observer:- KINGSTON, Jamaica — Police are now investigating the death of a woman at the National Chest Hospital in St Andrew. According to the constabulary's Corporate Communications Unit (CCU), the woman was admitted to the isolation ward of the hospital...

Cattle In Jamaica To Have Ear Tags, Passports By 2021

Jamaica Observer:- ALL cattle must have ear tags and corresponding passports, effective January 1, 2021. This move by the Government is to tighten enforcement measures under the National Animal Identification and Traceability System (NAITS), according to Minister without Portfolio in the...

Jamaican Olympian Auditions for America’s Got Talent

Jamaica Observer: Following in the footsteps of Tessanne Chin who won The Voice in 2013 and Dalton Harris who topped X Factor UK in 2018, two-time Olympian Shevon Stoddart is taking to another track on America's Got Talent which is aired on NBC. The episode featured...

Jamaican Cops Arrested In the United States For Cocaine Possession

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica — Four members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force were arrested Tuesday at Charlotte Douglas International Airport in North Carolina for allegedly smuggling eight kilogrammes of cocaine into the United States. The four constables were intercepted before boarding...

Jamaica Attorney Disbarred Over $10M Transfer

WELL-KNOWN ATTORNEY-at-law Anthony Pearson has been struck off the list of lawyers authorised to practise in Jamaica over an accusation that he failed to return nearly $10 million to a financial institution that had inadvertently deposited the money into...

Jamaica Hospital Accused Of Breaking Baby’s Collarbone

A woman who recently gave birth at the Annotto Bay Hospital in St Mary is accusing medical staff of breaking her newborn's collarbone during delivery. Monique Sutherland, 25, is threatening to file a lawsuit against the hospital . "I have been...

Jamaican Woman Shot Dead After Saying No To Gunman’s Sex Demand – Report

Jamaica Observer:- TRELAWNY, Jamaica— A Trelawny woman was allegedly shot and killed in front of her 10-year-old daughter last night in the usually quiet community of Reserve in the parish. She has been identified as 36-year-old, Tamara Geddes. According to police,...

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